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I really need to update this timeline!

I'm now 2/3 to my goal!! I started my journey June 1, 2010 with Biggest Loser Club -the online version of the Biggest Loser program. I still use the principles of BL, but Sparkpeople has so much more to offer so I switched. I have met so many great people along the way!

I started walking as part of my exercise program. One morning, in the middle of a 60 min walk sweating in the sweltering heat, I was thinking that I could be finished a lot quicker if I would run. That first run got me less than 1/10th of a mile, gasping for breath and feeling like my lungs would explode. But I didn't give up. Sept '10 I found C25K, followed the plan and holy cow I could (eventually) run! After finishing the C25K, I discovered how much I really enjoy running. Now I'm training for a half marathon. I crosstrain with the elliptical or stationary bike and do strength training 3 days a week then run the other 3 days, sometimes 4.

09/2011 update
I did not run the above mentioned half marathon in April; I developed a stress fracture 2 weeks before the race and spent the next 5 months recovering. While I could not run, I swam a thousand or so laps and logged a lot of miles on my bike. I started running again in August on a low mileage "ease back into it" plan. After that long I was so happy to run again, but soon found I was essentially starting over. Even though I had continuously had a minimum of 60 min cardio 6x week, it wasn't the same as running. Finally, 9/9, I was fully cleared to run again. I did my first triathlon on 9/10 and a second on 9/17 finishing very well. All those swimming miles paid off as that is my best leg and surprisingly I am running much faster than pre-injury as well. I attribute that to better leg turnover through all the spinning classes. 9/23 I set a new PR for 5k at 28:44. 6 months ago I couldn't break 30 min. So in 6 months of injury recovery, I have continued to improve my fitness while I struggle through the longest plateau ever. It does get frustrating, but I know I must persevere to win. My point to this update is to say that on this journey we will hit road blocks. It is up to us to choose how we will be affected by them. Do you choose to stop, turn around and go back where you were or do you find another path to take?

10/31/2011 update
Plateau finally broken. Never, ever, ever give up!! (and you will eventually win).

03/15/2012 update
I've finished two half marathons now. Tri season starts this weekend. Yay! I'm losing ever so slowly and that's frustrating, but progress is progress. I'm in it to win it! Had my annual physical and my bloodwork is fantastic. Awesome cholesterol numbers! Bone density scan was good, too.

Member Since: 9/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 155,413

My Goals:
1. Run 1 mile. Check!
2. Get under 200. Check!
3. Run a 5k Check!
4. Down to 179 so BMI says "overweight" instead of obese. Check!
5. 5K under 30 Check!
6. Run a 10k Check!
7. Half Marathon Check!
8. Triathlon Check!
9. Escape the 170's... finally!
10. Half Ironman Check!
Damn, I need some new goals!!
got it...
11. Ironman 9/28/14

My Program:
I run MTThSat, 6 miles for base, 10-16 miles for LSR. T&Th I cycle in the evening, mornings are for swim & ST.
I usually go for a 2-3hr bike ride on Sun.
I am a believer in logging everything. If you don't track your food and use an accurate HRM for exercise, how do you figure out what is wrong if you aren't losing? I plan my meals for 50/25/25, but I usually end up around 45/25/30.

Personal Information:
I live in Vicksburg, MS with my husband. Our twins graduated from college and became self-sufficient. YAY!!

Other Information:
Have I mentioned I'm an Ironman?

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